JANUARY 16, 2017

JANUARY 16: Aaliyah, Debbie Allen, Martin Bell, Richard Bohringer, John Carpenter, Dizzy Dean, FKA twigs, Joe Flacco, Margaret Flowers, Dian Fossey, Mason Gamble, Randall Good, Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian), Roy Jones Jr., Bernard Lee, Carole Lombard, Roy Mack, Leslie H. Martinson, Ethel Merman, Ronnie Milsap, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys), Kate Moss, Brendan O’Hare (Teenage Fanclub), Ruth Orkin, Albert Pujols, Ike Quebec, Irving Rapper, Atticus Ross, Sade, Laura Schlessinger, Stirling Silliphant, Jeff Skoll, Carl Smith, Susan Sontag, Greg Strause, Damo Suzuki (Can), Nick Valensi (Strokes), Paul Webb (Talk Talk)…

ALBUMS OF THE DAY: Beastie Boys “Hello Nasty” (1998), Belle and Sebastian “Storytelling” (2002), CRX “New Skin” (2016), Mastodon “Remission” (2002), Ike Quebec “Soul Samba” (1962), Sade “Love Deluxe” (1992), Strokes “Is This It” (2001), Talk Talk “The Party’s Over” (1982), Teenage Fanclub “Bandwagonesque” (1991)

BOOKS OF THE DAY: Peter Benchley “Jaws” (1974), William Kennedy “Ironweed” (1983)

CRITERIONS OF THE DAY: My Man Godfrey (1936), To Be or Not to Be (1942)

DOC’S OF THE DAY: Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007), Regarding Susan Sontag (2014), Ruth Orkin: Frames of Life (1996), Streetwise (1984)

FILMS OF THE DAY: The Accompanist (1992), American Heart (1992), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Thing (1982)

FOODIE: Taco Bell

GUN CRAZY!: 1989 - Three days of rioting erupted in Miami when a police officer fatally shot a black motorcyclist, causing a crash that also claimed the life of a passenger.

HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: 1981 - Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth. 1919 – Temperance movement: The United States ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.

HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King Day (2017), Nothing Day, Religious Freedom Day

“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.” Fossey

pictured: John Carpenter (Born 1948), Sade (Born 1959)

Forum Snowboarding

“With the unfortunate news today of the demise of Forum and Foursquare, I just wanted to reach out and thank everyone who has ever supported these brands. It’s a sad day in snowboarding. I helped start these companies 16 years ago and am proud of all that we accomplished along the way. I feel we :left a positive mark on the snowboarding world, one that I hope will be remembered for a long time. I have to thank everyone who was involved in making it all happen, especially the riders. It was a tremendous honor of mine to have your support in building these brands, and even more of an honor to be your team mate. These were the best years of my life, thanks for being a part of it. Forever my Team: Ingemar Backman, Bjorn Leines, Chris Dufficy, JP Walker, Joni Malmi, Devun Walsh, Willie Luoma, Jeremy Jones, Mike Page, Jake Welch, Sean Tedore, Jason Murphy, Chad Otterstrom, Nate Bozung, Mikko Sjoblem, Eddie Wall, Pat Moore, Iikka Backstrom, Lauri Heiskari, Travis Kennedy, Stevie Bell, Jake Blauvelt, Peter Konig, Trevor Jacob, Niko Cioffi, Jed Anderson, Cheryl Maas, Daniel Ek, Nic Sauve, Cameron Pierce, Andreas Wiig, John Jackson, Alek Oestreng, Austen Sweetin, Mario Kaeppeli {and all that I may have missed.) Forum Forever”

- Peter Line